Transport officials are expected to release new rules for traffic restictions today, but many of the proposals have become known.
The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes is expected to revert the downtown traffic restrictions to the earlier policy of prohibiting vehicles with the incorrect plate number for the center city all day. They also are expected to expand the program to other major population centers.
The goal is to increase the traffic flow and to reduct the consumption of motor fuels becasue of traffic jams. The country, which does not produce any petroleum, wants to reduce imports as the world price increases.
In addition, the country is expected to require some ethanol in motor fuels.